Gone are the days of boring prints mass produced and repeated in homes all across the country. When it comes to wall hangings these days – anything goes! The more creative the better and best of all it doesn’t have to be expensive to have a real impact. This area of interior decor has become one of the principle ways of demonstrating your personality and flair for design.
Wall Maps have taken on a life of their own and can vary from modernist views of the London Underground Map to personalised vintage maps of your own locale. Whatever you go for, the bigger the better as you want them to be interactive and make a statement!
Hanging Ornaments traditionally displayed on mantle pieces and in bookcases add a real element of surprise and intrigue to your room. The skill is in hanging them but hooks and good quality fishing wire should suffice. Try to go for coordinating pieces as the elements of surprise is in the hanging – if the pieces are all very random and mismatched then it could end up being too much.
People will always love displaying pictures of friends and family in their homes but this too has moved on from the traditional 6×4” framed pictures that we all had on sideboards in our childhood homes. One of the biggest trends this year has been Hanging Polaroids using twine and pegs in simple gallery style rows. Easy to do and easy to change and keep fresh!
Macramé has made a comeback! Will it last? Probably not but Macramé pieces are available online at very reasonable prices so if you like it go for it and when you get sick of it I am sure the charity shops will love to see it coming … again.
Bikes, guitars, tables, rowing boats, helicopter rotors – we’ve seen them all hanging in homes in magazines over the last 12 months. The trend started with the notion of combining Form and Function by hanging some of your most loved hobby items up as artwork in your home or simply combining wall art and storage! It is now a trend in its own right so it doesn’t matter that you don’t own a yacht or race catamarans, proudly hang that ship wheel and hoist that sail in the name of wall art!
For the true purists who still love their artwork but are seeking an updated way of displaying their most loved prints try a Gallery Wall – either uninformed or random it’s a great way to add interest or update your display of existing prints.
Oversized Art is a great way to add a splash of colour to a plain white room and while it can be expensive it’s a surefire way to make a bold statement and attract attention – just make sure it something you can live with and look at everyday.
Shelving has got a new burst of life as well – it used to be just brackets that added a feature to the humble shelf but now shelves come in all sorts of forms from box shelves, house shapes, triangles, skateboards, floating – the list is endless.
Don’t forget about headboards too, small bedrooms can be especially difficult to incorporate wall hangings as wall space can be quite limited. Use a statement headboard like the Asian inspired oversized Fabric Headboards to add interest or make a statement.
Last but definitely not least, the art of using a rug for wall hanging has been around for a very very long time. If you are lucky enough to have a rug that is a family heirloom and so too precious to be trampled on the floor or if you have just found a rug that you love that much that you want it to take centre stage then a Rug Wall Hanging is the way to go. Since the Middle ages rugs and woven tapestries have been used as functional decor as not only do they look great but they help keep out the cold, keep in the heat and block out noise – the same is still true today. Lighter rugs such as Kilims and flatweaves have traditionally been used as wall hangings due to the ease of hanging them but you can opt for a thicker heavier rug just make sure to seek advice on the best way to hang thick rugs to avoid damage!
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